posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 04:34 AM
Yeah right, BS! Of course they can....
But honestly, this girl can't.
I'm 34 and I don't have a drivers license. In the last 10 years I passed my theoretical exam 4 times and always let it expire because I know I
can't drive a car.
My husband tried to teach me several times, each time ending with a lot of shouting, tears... and eventually me getting out of the car, walking home.
My dad tried with even less luck... friends tried to teach me.... they concluded that I'm a danger on the road and much to nervous (apparently, when
a car comes from the opposite direction, your not supposed to let go of the steering wheel end yell "omg!omg!omg!"... hm, who thought...)
It's the gears. Gears don't work for me. There is just to much to be focused on: the road, the signs, steering, other traffic, etc... the gears are
just to much and whenever I stop I can't get it going again.
It's aaaall very funny. I'm actually quite comfortable driving my bike and taking the bus, been doing it that way forever and I don't really mind
not being able to drive.
We are moving to the country next summer, where there are no busses and there are no shops within miles... not doable by bike. So I feel a panic
coming up and a slight need to become mobile.
Soooooo I been thinking.....
What, if I learned to drive an automatic car, no gears, just need to learn how to hit the breaks in time (right?)
My husband thinks it's a stupid idea and the guy from the driver-school laughs with the idea (no one here drives automatic anymore)
I'm not sure how it works in other countries, but over here in Belgium, when you get a drivers license for an automatic car, you can't drive
anything else....which doesn't bother me as long as I'm mobile. It's not really a "want" for me, it's a "need" for my independence.
well anyway, your all warned.
GypsK is going to be on the road real soon... hope you guys have airbags and seatbelts!
[edit on 31/3/2010 by GypsK]